DTH service provider Tata Sky clarified that NaMo TV is not a Hindi news service but a special service via the internet that doesn’t need a government license. Harit Nagpal, CEO of Tata Sky said to Asian Age, “NaMo TV is not a Hindi News service. If someone in the frontline at Tata Sky has tweeted or said that it is a news service, it is a mistake”. Nagpal said the channel “does not fall into any genre and the feed is “coming from the BJP via Internet”.
Earlier, Tata Sky had tweeted that the channel is a “Hindi news service which provides the latest breaking news on national politics”. Tata Sky also revealed that the channel “is added to all subscribers as a launch offer” and there is “no option to delete the individual channel”.
However, opposition parties are claiming that it is a model code of conduct and Election Commission has asked for a report on the channel from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
NaMo TV has PM’s initials and his image as its logo is available on various DTH and cable TV platforms. It has been airing PM Modi’s speeches and interviews of BJP leaders. However, it is not clear who owns the channel or how it is funded.
with inputs from agencies.